On 4 December 2020, during a visit to the Integrated Structure for Maintaining Land Equipment in Operational Condition (SIMMT) at the Roanne site, Nexter teams presented the first four regenerated armoured infantry fighting vehicles (VBCI). This meeting was also an opportunity to highlight Nexter's work in fleet support.
Since 2013, the VBCI in-service support contract (MSS) has linked the Nexter industrial prime contractor and the French Army. It is one of the four support contracts in place, alongside the Leclerc, CAESAR and AMX 10RC contracts. Through the VBCI MSS, Nexter provides fixed-price spare parts, equipment repairs, obsolescences monitoring, long-term vehicle configuration management, fixed-price support for the VBCIs present in the training parks (Champagne and Provence) and technical assistance. At the request of the SIMMT, Nexter has been entrusted with a new regeneration service for around fifty VBCIs for the next two years. All the vehicles concerned have returned from external operations or exercises abroad; they have been used in extreme weather conditions, on rough terrain and require numerous interventions
As of November 2019, an industrial organization has been set up. A technical condition report will first of all make it possible to identify damage to the vehicles stored in Gien (12th Material Support Base) in order to draw up individual estimates and identify the exhaustiveness of the spares to be replaced. Customer orders then launch the start of the work.